Lake Jackson Fishing Report February 2013

GON Staff | January 30, 2013

Jackson: Level: 1.2 feet below full pool. Temp: 55-58 degrees. Clarity: Light stain in the rivers, clear in the main lake.

Bass: Tournament angler Eric Perkins reports, “Fishing is hit-or-miss with the weather right now. I had one of the best trips I’ve had in a long time last week. We boated over 60 fish on a half-day trip—mainly stripers, hybrids and spots. It’s hard to beat a Spro Aruku Shad in chartreuse shad right now or some form of a jerkbait. I like Lucky Craft Pointers in chartreuse shad. The fish are really roaming a lot right now, and it’s because the bait is moving so much. You might catch them really good on a place today and go back tomorrow and you won’t see a single fish on your graph. They’re moving with the bait. Long points, humps and deeper channel swings are holding fish, and last week we actually caught all those fish schooling on bait over 40 feet of water. So you never know right now. I just put the trolling motor on high and cover a lot of water. If the weather turns off cold, these fish will lock up on a place like a long point or a break, and they won’t move that much. I expect this month to be the turning point to spring, and I will start concentrating on shallow wood and rock with shallow crankbaits such as a Gulp, Shad Rap and the Aruku Shad. When the sun pops out and gets bright, I like to skip a 3/8- or 1/2-oz. Net Boy Baits Flipping Jig with a Zoom Pro Chunk under floating docks. That jig combo is always how I target my better fish down here. I let water color dictate what color I will skip.”

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